Problem-Solving Essay: Part 2

You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem using this systematic approach.

Review the six-step problem-solving process outlined in the web text.
Read the article, The Problem-Solving Process.
Write a 23 page paper in which you:

Define the problem in the scenario that you chose in the Week 7 assignment, Problem-Solving: Part 1.
Analyze the problem in the scenario.
Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.
Evaluate the options for solving the problem.
Decide on the best option for solving the problem.
Explain how you will implement the chosen solution and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

The Scenario hat you will write about is:
Your child comes home from schoolwith an assignment sheet for a school project. They are very excited about theproject and begin work immediately, doing research on the Internet andgathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that yourchild is not including all of the required items in the project, and you havesome ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recentlyread an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a childdeveloping responsibility for their own learning. You recall the many ways inwhich your parents took over your school projects. You, on the other hand, wantto encourage your child’s confidence in their ability to complete a projectindependently. The next day, you are at the grocery store when you see a parentof a student in your child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in suppliesfor the science project and is taking a day off work to put the pieces of theproject together.